The ongoing COVID surge in Curry County is turning more deadly.

Last week, the county reported its 14th death after a 90-year-old woman died with COVID. On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority reported two more COVID deaths in the county.

The county's 15th COVID victim was a 68-year-old woman who tested positive August 26 and died the same day at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Health Center in Riverbend. She had underlying health conditions.

The county's 16th death may have been the youngest COVID victim as a 34-year-old man who tested positive for COVID on August 10 died August 26 at McKenzie-Williamette Medical Center. He also had underlying health conditions.

The cases in Curry County continued to spike as 58 new cases were reported from Friday through Sunday.  On Monday, an additional 14 cases.

That trend was continuing throughout Oregon as 5,545 new cases were reported over the weekend along with 40 deaths. Ten of those deaths came from Douglas County, which also reported 442 new cases.

Coos County reported 83 new cases over the weekend, with no new deaths reported. Coos County reported four new deaths on Tuesday.


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